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Chinese President Xi Jinping set the tone for his North Korea visit, the first of its kind in 14 years, with an op-ed touting the relationship between the two countries. Mr. Xi to is likely seeking leverage in the ongoing U.S.-China trade war, experts say.
Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced her government would suspend attempts to pass a controversial extradition bill after enormous island-wide protests. The protests, though, seem to have only gotten stronger, with many now calling for her resignation.
Decades of overfishing and indiscriminate waste disposal have taken a deep toll on Cambodia’s coastal and island communities.
A baby dugong, which resembles the American manatee, was found separated from her mother in April near Thailand. Marium has developed a close bond with her caretakers, and warmed hearts across the internet.
Mass protests surrounded government headquarters on Wednesday, as residents continued to fight a bill intensifying concerns over Beijing’s influence.
An Indonesian Islamist group with a history of violence has repurposed its militia to help disaster victims, among other charitable acts. As the government faces criticism for neglecting peripheral regions, this "persuasive and peaceful" group offers hope to some.
Hundreds of thousands took to the streets of Hong Kong over the weekend to protest amended extradition laws that would allow criminals to be sent to the mainland. Chief Executive Carrie Lam remains firm that changes to the law will proceed.
Hong Kong’s High Court overturned an earlier ruling that denied same-sex couples access to spousal benefits. The decision inches closer to legalizing same-sex marriage.
China transported activists out of Beijing and blocked people overseas from posting to a social media site Monday. Analysts say the Communist Party's regime of repression has continued from the 1989 military crackdown and into the present.
The Tiananmen massacre of 1989 did more than quell protests; the ensuing crackdown froze China’s pro-democracy movement for years to come.
Companies are lining up to sponsor Naomi Osaka. But as Japan wrestles with diversity, much of the debate has fallen on the young champ’s shoulders.
Beijing bureau chief Ann Scott Tyson talks with two Chinese Monitor reporters about how the Tiananmen Square massacre reverberates in China today.
Philippine officials claim 69 containers of Canadian trash were illegally transported to the Philippines. In shipping the waste back, the Philippines joins other Asian countries dissatisfied with wealthier nations dumping trash at their ports.
China is still an engine of global manufacturing, but tariffs are prompting a rebalancing of production. Other Asian nations stand to gain.
Rice can seem nearly synonymous with Japan, but consumption has shrunk by half. Do rice shops have a future?
A proposal to ease extraditions, including to mainland China, has prompted Hong Kong’s largest protests since the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement.
In the Philippines, 43,500 candidates are vying for around 18,000 congressional and local posts in Monday's elections. The outcome could show if President Rodrigo Duterte's authoritarian-style leadership still has popular support.
North Korea has launched weapons twice in five days as a possible signal that Kim Jong Un's regime is turning away from diplomacy. South Korea said it is working with the United States to determine the types of weapons that were fired.
As Ramadan starts, Muslims in Xinjiang, China, face tight restrictions. Our reporter gives a firsthand account of China’s crackdown in Xinjiang.
China’s dinosaur researchers have made extraordinary discoveries, but worry about the paleontology pipeline. Can they spark new interest?
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